So the next part of our Colorado trip we were in Denver from Tuesday through Thursday, and left Friday morning. Tuesday Nathan had to go to Pueblo early in the morning to meet with a client. Funny thing was he didn't even have nice clothes to wear, and had to go to Target that morning to purchase something (wonder if we could expense that...just kidding, ha! If only!). Tuesday I took the kids and my parents to the butterfly pavilion in Denver, where butterflies fly all around you in a large jungle-like glass pyramid type room. They also have other very interesting exhibits there. James and Jack are into catching butterflies right now (or the small moths in the lawn) with nets, and with my Dad always teaching us how to raise them, this was perfect.
Saw a car across from my parents place which is just like Mater!
Boompa and Grammies dog Ellie with James
James held Rosie the Rose-haired tarantula
Mommy did too! (I was more scared than James!)
A Mexican Red-kneed tarantula
Checking out the beehive, with a bee counter!
The bee's could go in and outside through a tube that could count them, pretty interesting.
James with butterflies
James watching one drink from a puddle along the pathway
Learning about butterflies
That was so hot, with the sun baking down on that glass pyramid.
Three butterflies landed on Jack's head three different times during this presentation,
but I was holding him and trying not to melt so I couldn't get a picture.
Grandma Kitty and James both saying cheese,
not the best word to get them to smile :)
Later that night when Nathan joined us we had August Moon chinese food
James used some chopsticks!
Jack did too! And got the food in his mouth!
Grammies reading bedtime stories.
Nathan took a bike ride this day, and we really were just spending time with
my Grandma Kitty and Grammies during the day, so that was fine.
Well, what was supposed to be about a fifty mile ride turned into an 86mile ride
because he missed turning south again and got a bit lost!
Over two hours late, and with every other adult not helping trying to get to
dinner at Kyle and Carol's house, we finally made it!
August Moon for dinner again!
(It is that good!)
James loved the puppies, of course.
Aunt Carol! James and Jack have a GAC (Great Aunt Carol)
just like I have a GAC (Great Aunt Carol Berridge!)
Uncle Kyle with his favorite great-nephews :)
Went out to ride Cinnamon!
Got to sit in the bobcat which is a plus for the boys
Petting another horse there
Feeding Cinnamon carrots
Cinnamon, Boompa, and James
Up on Cinnamon, I remember when I was six and my parents got her.
She's been around for a long time,
and I'm glad my kids will have some memories with her too.
James held on all by himself...
...I think that is my concerned/concentrating face.
Jack liked riding too!
He wasn't scared this time, and was excited to ride the horse.
A tractor picture of course
One last bobcat ride again.
Then we got to see Grandpa and Grandma Colman.
They are like my grandparents, and take that role seriously,
he used to be our Bishop and our home teacher.
I love them, and was glad we could have
dinner with them and spend some time with them too :)
Grandma Kitty and her grandkids
Heading back to Utah, so some final pictures.
Getting all three to look, and smile, at the camera was impossible.
This is still pretty cute though, and shows their personality
Love you Grammies!!!!
We were so happy she was better so that we could spend time with her!
This was the first trip this summer where the boys really got to see her
and she was out of the hospital and rehab center.
She is doing so, so, so much better, and we are so grateful.